AANC E-Notes: 2022 2nd Quarter Issue
IN THIS ISSUE:
- A Message from the AANC President
- E-Notes Premier Sponsor Message
- A Message from the AANC Executive Director
- AANC Announcements
- Member Spotlights
- State Suppliers: A Message from the SSC Chair
- AANC Conference
- Emerging Leaders: A Message from the NextGen Committee
- Tips for Optimizing Your Day in Property Management
- Legislative Update
- AANC PAC
- National Apartment Association
- Affiliate Spotlight
- AANC AFFILIATES: What's Happening Around the State
- Reader Feedback
I hope everyone’s 2022 is going well. We’re not quite halfway through the year and already the Association has had some great achievements that I’d like to take a moment to highlight.
Next, I’d like to congratulate our AANC Hall of Fame Inductees! On May 17th, the following individuals were recognized for their contributions, accomplishments, and service to the multifamily housing industry. The Apartment Association would not be what it is today absent the dedication, leadership and hard work of those listed under the announcements below.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate this year’s Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Tiffany Buoniconti.
Lastly, if you haven’t already done so, I’d like to encourage you to register for our upcoming Applicant Fraud Alert: Prevent & Cure Webinar. Fraud of this nature is at an all-time high, and this webinar will help provide additional insights on how to protect your staff, residents, and financial investments.
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Hello AANC Members,
What a record-breaking 2022 AANC Education & Legislative Conference we just held! It was our first one in person in three years due to COVID. We achieved the highest attendance ever with 667 participants registered. We held our first-ever tradeshow which was sold out. Our educational sessions were extremely popular with seats being fully occupied in virtually every session.
Joshua Dick l AANC
Additional 2022 Educational Webinar!
November 9, 2022
AANC HALL OF FAME
We are thrilled to introduce the 2022 AANC Hall of Fame inductees that were honored at our AANC Education & Legislative Conference: Recognition Lunch last month! This group of VERY well deserving individuals have made significant contributions, accomplishments, and service to the multifamily housing industry: Lisa Foley, Tami Fossum, Mary Gwyn, R. Sterling Kelly, III, Mindy McCorkle, Andy Meador, Susan Passmore, Latoya Patterson, and Amy Ritchy. Also, a special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Carolina Restoration Services, Crossover Roofing, and Loebsack & Brownlee.
On behalf of the AANC DE&I Committee, we are very excited to congratulate our inaugural DE&I Scholarship Recipients: Melody Adames (Redhill Ventures/Hometrustee), Courtney Adams (Bell Partners), Eliza McKinney King (Pegasus Residential) and Phoebe Ortega (Grubb Partners)! These future change agents attended the 2022 AANC Education & Legislation Conference last month at no cost with a lodging and food stipend.
LARRY CRANFORD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations Tiffany Buoniconti, an Assistant Community Director at Amberleigh Shores; a property of Flournoy Properties in Wilmington, NC! This scholarship will give Tiffany up to $1,000 toward earning her CAM designation. Also, a BIG thank you to the Wilmington Apartment Association Board for doing a wonderful and diligent job selecting this year’s recipient.
The mission of the scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multifamily rental housing industry leaders in NC.
AANC LEADERSHIP LYCEUM CLASS OF 2022
AANC could not be prouder of the Leadership Lyceum Class of 2022 graduating last month in our AANC Education & Legislative Conference: Recognition Lunch! Congrats to Nana Bentsi-Enchill, Andrew Cresimore, Heather Crowley, Colleen Doubek, Dion Harris, Dale Holder, Kimberly Medearis, Doriane Murray, Liz Newkirk, Josh Owen, Shane Raby, Chris Williams, Brianna Wood. And a special thank you to the class sponsors: BluSky and Loebsack & Brownlee!
AANC INSTRUCTOR DIRECTORY
The AANC Education Committee had a request from the local affiliates to develop a state specific Instructor Directory that they can access when they have needs that their volunteer faculty can’t fulfill. We know there are a lot of talented facilitators and instructors in our state! If interested, please fill out this form to be included.
2022 SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING AVAILABILITY
Get in front of AANC's leadership, emerging leaders, and all members through the various opportunities still available below.
JOIN AN AANC COMMITTEE
Are you looking for different ways to get involved at the state level this year? AANC offers members different ways through our diverse group of committees.
Latoya Patterson, CAPS, CAM, HCCP
Latoya Patterson always dreamed of working in hospitality, specifically within hotel management. What she didn’t realize was that there was a successful and rewarding career in multifamily waiting for her. It all started when she met a property manager in 1998. She saw how much property and hotel managerial roles overlapped and her interest was piqued. She realized quickly that this was where she was meant to be due to the career growth opportunities in property management. Read more...
Terry Ragland fell into the multifamily industry by accident. She quickly realized working at a car dealership was not for her, so she took an interview with an apartment leasing agent and was hired on the spot. Now 32 years later, she is the Vice President of Property Management at Blue Ridge Companies, where she has been proud to work since 2010. She oversees all third party-owned properties and new construction deals, as well as manages Blue Ridge’s global portfolio. Read more...
WHEW. We made it! We completed our first-ever conference with a separate trade show and it was AMAZING! AANC Shift and the Shift Speedway were both incredible and the supplier community showed up in force. A huge thank you to every volunteer, the AANC staff, and all the presenters for making this conference successful, and to the supplier community for bringing their A Game to the trade show floor! Lots of learning and “netweaving” happened, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Forty unique tradeshow booths with even more suppliers attending and sponsoring in other big ways, with hundreds of our owner/manager friends walking the tradeshow floor. Looking forward to next year and an even bigger and better conference!
But what about the rest of 2022? How do we continue this year with our biggest event behind us?
And when in doubt, the insanely talented AANC staff, as well as myself, are always willing to help get you plugged in and would love to chat with you about what your next steps might be. Looking forward to a wonderful summer with the AANC and the supplier council and seeing you all for our in-person SSC meeting in July!
Betsy Kirkpatrick l BG Multifamily
SAVE THE DATE!
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NCGA UPDATE FROM MCGUIREWOODS
The North Carolina General Assembly’s 2022 short session officially convened earlier this week. Legislative leadership did provide some insight into what their priorities will be for this session. Earlier this week, House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) shared that House lawmakers want to look at pay increases for state employees and teachers. While the Speaker did not provide a specific figure, any amount provided for raises will be in line with Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s budget priorities.
IMPORTANT Reminder: Valet Trash Effective date of July 1, 2022
On July 1, 2022 valet trash service providers will be required to ensure trash receptacles meet the fire retardant specifications outlined in the amended 2018 NC Fire Code, Section 304.4.
Compliance will be monitored/enforced by NC Fire Marshals across the state. Noncompliance may result in fines to the residential property. However, AANC and the BCC encourage Fire Marshalls to operate in leniency while North Carolina valet trash vendors work to comply with the 2018 North Carolina Fire Code.
What does this mean for my property?
What can property managers do?
Be sure to have valet trash agreements on site. This should include the agreed-upon days and times the vendor will operate.
Onsite managers can remind tenants of the importance of complying with the valet trash procedures. (i.e. how long trash receptacles can sit outside, what time and days does the service operate, and what (if any) are the enforceable penalties violators will be subject to).
We anticipate many jurisdictions will allow for an enforcement grace period as valet trash service providers work to meet the deadline, but we know that will vary across the state. We will work locally to provide relevant information surrounding enforcement as it becomes available. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
AANC Lobby Day June 15th 2022 - See you in Raleigh!
AANC's lobby day is just around the corner, on June 15th AANC will be meeting with state legislators to discuss issues impacting our industry and we hope you will advocate with us! This year we will be addressing the following issues:
If you are interested in participating in lobby day please contact your local affiliate to coordinate legislative visits.
North Carolina Grant Programs
Phase 2 of NCs Business Recovery Grant Program Launch
NC Department of Revenue
Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant Program relaunched Monday, May 2. Phase 2 has expanded eligibility requirements to now include businesses subject to NC income tax who have suffered an economic loss of 20% or more. The application period will close on Wednesday, June 1st If you need help determining if you should apply, use this chart to see if you meet the eligibility requirements or visit NCDOR to learn more.
Multifamily Recycling Grant Program
NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) Multifamily Recycling Grant
NC DEQ plans to offer grants through the Multifamily Recycling Grant Program for the duration of funding availability. The intent of this grant program is to fund projects that help build lasting capacity to recycle traditional household materials (paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass, and plastic bottles and containers) from multifamily residences.
The Multifamily Recycling Grant Program will support projects that create new access and/or newly recovered tonnage from multifamily residences. Grant funds may be used to purchase typical equipment needs to start or expand multifamily recycling such as carts, dumpsters, collection vehicles, concrete pads, recycling corrals, site development, and education.
Eligible grant applicants include recycling businesses or non-profits, local governments, multifamily property owners, or multifamily property management companies. An education component to the project is required which includes labeling, clear signage, and education materials.
NC DEQ offers readymade designs for educational materials as part of Recycle Right NC outreach suite. Any design template can be customized for a grantee. Graphic design services are offered at no cost, but printing and distribution are the responsibility of the grantee. Grant funds can be requested to help cover the cost of printing and distribution.
Funding and match requirements: The minimum amount of grant funding available per Multifamily Recycling Grant project is $25,000. The maximum amount of grant funding available per Multifamily Recycling Grant project is $250,000.
Recycling businesses, non-profits, property owners, and property manager grant winners must provide a cash match equal to or exceeding 25 percent of the requested grant funding. For example, a grantee requesting a $100,000 grant must match at least $25,000 with private funds for a total project cost of $125,000. Local government grant winners must provide a cash match equal to or exceeding 10 percent of the requested grant funding.
Application deadline: Proposals will be received by NC DEQ on a rolling basis, there is no due date.
Grant project Period: Successful grant applicants will be required to enter into a grant contract with DEQ. The resultant grant contract period is one year. Grantees must expend funds within the contract period unless the grant contract end date is extended by a written agreement between the applicant and the DEQ. Extensions are possible but not guaranteed. All purchases associated with grant funds must be made within the grant contract period. Any purchases made prior to the start of the grant contract or after the end date of the grant, the contract will not be eligible for reimbursement.
Download the full request for proposals and application here.
If you have questions about the grant program, please contact Tara Nattress at (919) 707-8123.
Thank you to everyone who participated in AANCs PAC Raffle at the 2022 Education and Legislative Conference! This month we raised $5,735 with 103 raffle participants. We had awesome prizes and were so happy to give them out in person! We have exceeded our annual PAC goal for the year and we hope to continue to raise funds as we gear up for the November elections!
Check out our 2022 PAC winners and donors!
Thank you all for investing in AANC PAC.
Did you know AANC Launched a new PAC this year? The Multifamily Housing Coalition of North Carolina PAC is a bipartisan organization that allows AANC to accept both individual and corporate contributions. Unlike AANCs traditional PAC, these funds will not be used for direct candidate contributions. Rather, these funds will be used to expand the association's voice, educate legislators, and raise awareness to the challenges facing the multifamily industry.
If your organization would like to contribute to AANC and our ability to shape public opinion, the Multifamily Housing Collation of North Carolina is the perfect investment! Donate today and help us expand our reach!
Update from Susan Passmore
Susan Passmore l Blue Ridge Companies
NAA Region IV Vice President
Two Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Opportunities Are Open! | May 2 – July 29
Make May the month you open your organization to NAA’s diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities! Applications are currently being accepted for the Alexandra Jackiw Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship for members of a racial/ethnic minority group, LGBTQ, people with a disability or a former/serving member of the military. Or if you have an innovative idea about diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, then apply for our Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (IDEI) Grant. For more about DEI and apply today.
Apartmentalize Is Back in Full-Force! | June 22-24
We’re bringing back all the Apartmentalize classics, this year. With more than 100 sessions and 500+ exhibitors, from Maintenance Mania National Championship to our 2-blocks-long Friday Night Party in the Gaslamp Quarter, we’re sure to sure to take your breath away in sunny San Diego. Don’t forget drop in at the NAAHQ Booth for swag, demos and a chance to win big when you spin the prize wheel. Register today and save $250.
RPM Careers Week & Apartment Onsite Teams Day | July 18-22
RPM Careers Week is back this July 18-22, including Apartment Onsite Teams Day on Wednesday, July 20. Join us in celebrating our community members and onsite teams while raising awareness about career opportunities in the residential property management industry. The toolkit, available in the first week of April, will include numerous collateral materials to help you notify your members and communities to get in the spirit of celebration in-person and on social media. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our amazing industry!
NAA’s Upcoming & On-Demand Webinars
May is blooming with webinars to educate all our rental housing industry professionals and teams. From understanding the latest FCC Broadband Rules to interrupting implicit biases that hamper success to learning DE&I Strategies that increase employee retention and use solid leadership techniques that produce positive results for your teams, NAA strives to bring you the latest industry trends and solutions. Webinars.
2022 NAA EVENTS
Visit your local Apartment Association website to see what education is being offered and to register for upcoming events.
GCAA | Greater Charlotte Apartment Association
GFAA | Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association
GAPMA | Greenville Area Property Managers Association
PTAA | Piedmont Triad Apartment Association
TAA | Triangle Apartment Association
AAWNC | Apartment Association of Western North Carolina
WAA | Wilmington Apartment Association
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